On Saturday evening, Leicester and Arsenal face-off at the King Power Stadium, in a clash that could be pivotal in the race for a Champions League spot this season.
Leicester (Odds of 19/20 for victory)
The Foxes have many a strong start to the season and are living up to pre-season predictions that they can challenge for a place in the Premier League’s top-six this season.
Brendan Rodgers team are currently third in the English top-flight, trailing second-place champions by just two points. The side from the Midlands are also six points clear of Arsenal, who occupy the Europa League spot in fifth.
The Foxes are enjoying an excellent recent run of form in the Premier League, winning five of their last six league matches. The only exception in the six-game run was a late 2-1 loss at league leaders Liverpool, who needed a stoppage-time penalty from James Milner to get the better of the home side.
Leicester have been a major attacking threat in the Premier League of late, scoring at least two goals in seven of their last nine outings in the league.
The home side has been formidable opponents at the King Power Stadium of late, as they are undefeated in seven league games on home soil, having recorded five victories.
Arsenal (Odds of 13/5 for victory)
The Gunners have been poor of late in the Premier League, which has led to Unai Emery’s team falling six points behind fourth-place Chelsea. The team from north London have won just twice in their last nine top-flight. The fact that they have only kept one clean sheet in ten league games is a big factor in their poor league form.
Last time out, Wolves held Emery’s team to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium. The game was the fourth game in the Gunners last five matches to produce under 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have a poor away record in the English top-flight, having failed to win in their last four league games on their travels. Two wins from their last eight Premier League away matches is also an underwhelming record.
The Gunners recent away games in the Premier League have been relatively high-scoring, as five of their last eight matches on their travels have produced over 2.5 goals.
The visitors have a poor recent record at Leicester, failing to win in three visits while suffering on their last two visits to the Foxes in English top-flight.
Leicester are currently in the position that Arsenal were hoping to be in this season. The Gunners will still be hoping to climb back into the top-four spots. However, the Foxes have the momentum and we are backing them to get the better of the visitors at odds of 19/20.
With Leicester in such good goalscoring form and Arsenal so defensively vulnerable, backing the over 2.5 goals seems to be a good bet at odds of 4/7.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 19/20 and/or the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[reviewTableLarge ids=”620,639,642″ title=”Best betting sites to place bet on this game are:”]
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